SoundMind Psychedelic Facilitator Training

SoundMind Psychedelic Facilitator Training is an 8-month certificate program that is HECC and OHA-approved to train Oregon Psilocybin Facilitators.

  • 100 Enrolled
  • Professional
  • Last updated Jan '23
  • English
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Course Description

SoundMind Psychedelic Facilitator Training is an 8-month certificate program that is HECC and OHA-approved to train Oregon Psilocybin Facilitators.

The program covers using ketamine, psilocybin, and MDMA in the therapeutic setting. It is designed for clinicians, including psychotherapists, physicians, and others, but being a clinician is not a requirement for acceptance. The program is led by Hannah C. McLane, MD, MA, MPH. The course includes daily readings, interactive content, and practicum, as well as weekly live Zoom classes for 2 hours/week, video and reading content for students to keep, and weekly assignments and accountability groups.

Guest instructors will be featured on the live calls each week. The course is held on Tuesdays from 7-9 PM EST, but there is also an option for asynchronous learning. Homework and reading requirements take approximately 3-5 hours a week. The course covers breathwork for psychedelic preparation, psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy, MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, psychedelic therapy and inclusion, meditation and psychedelics, psychedelics and clinical ethics, ceremonial use of psychedelics, and more.

Additionally, students can opt to take Specialty Track Experiential Programs during or after the 8-month training, such as the Psilocybin Track, Ketamine Track, Plant Medicine Track, and MDMA Track (availability dependent on regulatory approval). These programs are not included in the cost of the 8-month Facilitator Training Program.

The next live cohort begins in April 2023 or September 2023.

What you’ll learn
  • Understand the therapeutic uses of ketamine, psilocybin, and MDMA in the psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy setting.
  • Understand the literature and research on psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.
  • Gain knowledge of ethical considerations, including the use of psychedelics in marginalized communities.
  • Develop skills in facilitating psychedelic experiences.
  • Learn about ceremonial use of psychedelics and sacred plants.
  • Learn about breathwork and meditation for psychedelic preparation.
  • Understand the regulatory landscape for psychedelics and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.
  • Have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through Specialty Track Experiential Programs.

You will learn:

  • What is Bwiti?
  • Roles in Bwiti initiation/treatment
  • Instruments in Bwiti: ngombe, mogongo
  • What is an Nganga
    • Maboundi/Yombo
    • Maboundi/Yombo
  • Sustainability/reciprocity

You will learn:

  • History of the Fang tradition
  • Dissumba vs. Dissumba Fang
  • Ombwiri/Mbumbayano Fang
  • The kambo
  • State of Fang Bwiti in Gabon
  • Impact of Westerners coming to work with the sacred wood

You will learn:

  • History of the Missoko tradition
  • Various branches of Missoko initiation:
    • Miobe/Mioba
    • Ngonde Na Dipuma
    • Sengedia
  • The impact of logging on the tradition
  • What the future of Bwiti could look like in Gabon

You will learn:

  • History of Dissumba
  • Various branches of Dissumba initiation:
    • Abanji/Mabanji
    • Ilombo
    • Ombwiri
    • Ombudi
    • Loro
  • The ngombe (sacred harp)
  • Healing rituals involved in her tradition
  • Training to serve the wood
    • What does it involve?
    • How long does it take?




About Instructor

Tatayo (“Fruit of the Wind”) first arrived in Gabon in 1971 at the age of 21 and became a Gabonese citizen. In 1979, he became the first white person to be initiated into the Bwiti Fang tradition in Gabon. In 1994, he was initiated into the Misokko tradition. As a guide for numerous expeditions and missions, including those of National Geographic, the BBC, and others, Tatayo is considered to have “opened the door” to westerners in Gabon.

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Please see below for start and finish dates/times. This course is currently being offered live and dates/times will change throughout the year.


This course includes

  • Modules 2
  • Duration 8 Months
  • Skills Professional
  • Language English
  • Availability Cohort
  • Certificate No
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